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Medaka fish project 22


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Medaka fish project 22

  1. 1. Medaka Fish <br />By: Jenna Knox Pd.3<br />
  2. 2. The life Of Dexter <br />Dexter was the Japanese Medaka fish that our lab group was given to observe and study. <br />We received Dexter on April 8, 2011 and watched him hatch on April 19, 2011.<br />The first day Stage <br /> 18<br />
  3. 3. In the beginning <br />The first thing we did was name our fish Dexter. <br />We then placed the fish egg onto the microscope and looked at the forming fish inside. <br />We recorded the stage that the egg was in and then took a picture. <br />Day 4 Stage <br /> 30<br />
  4. 4. A few days later<br />Dexter grew extremely fast it was amazing. One day you could barely tell it was a fish and in like 2 days you could see everything coming together. <br />The hardest part of this whole project was finding what stage the fish was in. <br />The first day we got our fish it was in Stage 18<br />
  5. 5. Different stages<br />Day one Dexter was at stage 18<br />Day two Dexter was at stage 23<br />Day three Dexter was at stage 28<br />Day Four Dexter was at stage 30<br />Day Five Dexter was at stage 32-33<br />Day Six Dexter was at stage 35<br />The last day Dexter was at stage HATCHED!<br />
  6. 6. Finally hatched<br />The whole time we were looking at the Medaka fish I really wanted to see it hatched. But after it hatched I realized I was expecting more than what I saw. <br />Even though I knew that the fish was very small I imagined that the fish would be pretty big after it hatched. It really wasn’t any bigger than the egg. <br />Actually it was hard to see the fish in the water swimming around.<br />
  7. 7. As first time parents<br />I was really excited to watch a baby fish while it was growing inside of it’s egg. It was really exciting. <br />Also I was proud because the fish survived long enough to hatch and didn’t die previous to hatching. <br /> I honestly thought that I was going to kill it when I put it on the slide or took it off. I was afraid to squish it or something along the line of that. <br />
  8. 8. Scares!!!!<br />One day when I was putting Dexter onto the slide he got stuck in the dropper. <br />My heart sunk I thought, “This is it, I just killed our poor little fish.” <br />But with the help of Shaylyn we got the fish out of the dropper and on to the slide. <br />
  9. 9. What are these people doing to me?<br />Honestly I felt bad for our fish. We had to flip him around and shove him in a dropper every day. <br />If I were Dexter I would be thinking, “What the heck is this? An earth quake?” <br />I think I would also be slightly dizzy.<br />
  10. 10. ~Stages~<br />Day 1 <br />The first day we got our <br />Fish he was at stage 18<br />
  11. 11. ~stages~<br />Day 2<br />The second day we had<br />Our fish he was at stage 23<br />
  12. 12. ~stages~<br />Day 3<br />On day 3 our fish<br />Was in stage 28 <br />
  13. 13. ~stages~<br />Day 4<br />on day 4 our fish was in stage 30<br />
  14. 14. ~stages~<br />Day 5<br />On day 5 our fish was <br />in stage 32-33 <br />
  15. 15. ~stages~<br />Day 6<br />On day 6 our fish was in <br />Stage 35<br />
  16. 16. ~stages~<br />Day 7<br />
  17. 17. How to take care of a medaka fish<br />Medaka fish require water to live in <br />How to feed your fish<br />They will eat regular fish food and if you feel like getting fancy you can culture little shrimp but that is a little pricy.<br />Keep the water clean and fresh! <br />